The Hideaway

The Hideaway

Paperback - 2017
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"When her grandmother's will wrenches Sara back home from New Orleans, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever did in life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags's ramshackle B & B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed her The Hideaway and charged her with renovating it--no small task considering Mags's best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid Sheetrock dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags's friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed Mags's destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice--stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she's grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans"--
"In The Hideaway, Lauren Denton tells a gripping story of love and loyalty as Sara Jenkins must choose either to fight for the people she has come to love, or return to her life of solitude and simplicity"--
Published: Nashville, Tennessee :, Thomas Nelson,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780718084226
Branch Call Number: F DEN
Characteristics: 345 pages ;,22 cm


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Nov 13, 2019

It took a little bit to get pulled into this one but then I couldn't stop! Very enjoyable read and one you could just picture the characters and locations. Towards the end I found myself very emotional with actual tears forming. Very well written and I look forward to reading more from this author!

Sep 27, 2018

Lovely use of language that pulls you into the story. It was a good storylone; pretty believable. Enjoyed all the different characters that added so much to the story.
The author's candor is shocking at times.

Aug 17, 2018

The Hideaway was a pleasant reading experience; the story unfolded in a natural way.
Descriptions of Alabama natural environment were integral to the canopy of the larger story.

Denton's next book --(not a series)-- is called The Hurricane Season, pub year 2018, and
Glory Road will be published yr 2019.

Jul 14, 2018

This audio version on Hoopla was the best! Loved the Southern accents and the way conversations flowed. Great storytelling moving from past to present and back again. I loved the colorful characters and dips and turns of the storyline. Great read!! --Laura

Apr 09, 2018

Nice story - a few hitches with the plot but it is a first novel. Looking forward to seeing more by this author.

Sisters4 Aug 13, 2017

I was looking for a enjoyable summer read. This novel fit the bill for me!


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